Cape Town Things to Do

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  • 26. Company Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    This island of green in the middle of the city has a long history. It was established in 1650's by the Dutch East India Company with the purpose of providing vegetables and fruit for the colonists....

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  • 27. Sea Point

    Sea Point offers visitors a variety of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops, restaurants and a lovely promenade along which to walk. Characterised by high-rise, luxury apartments, Sea Point offers urban...

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  • 28. Muizenberg Beach

    One of the Cape Peninsula's nicest beaches that seems to just go on forever. It is on the Indian Ocean side and has some great water for swimming, surfing and fishing. This town was a military base...

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  • 29. Whale Watching

    There are a few places near Cape Town which are ideal for whale watching. However, if you are there during the off season like us, a sure shot spot for watching whales is near the Cape Point shore....

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  • 30. Rhodes Memorial

    4 out of 5 stars

    Situated next to UCT, it is a nice drive to visit Rhodes Memorial from where you have a very good view over the city and the southern suburbs. At the memorial you will find a statue of Cecil John...

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  • 31. Sport

    With so many mountain ranges surrounding the Cape, hiking is a popular pastime. There are numerous trails that take several days as well as day walks up Table Mountain. Before embarking on a trip up...

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  • 32. Grand West Casino

    Well this is good place for the whole family. Its has a casino for the Adults , a Ice Ring for those young and old who loves skating and for those who just wanna shop.... well you can because there is...

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  • 33. Hermanus

    Hermanus is a town of around 45 000 inhabitants, located 115 kms east to Cape Town. Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, it was one of many settlements on the south, relying on maritime industry...

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  • 34. The Wine Route

    We have just returned from a self drive tour between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth organised by Fairfield Tours in Cape Town that really was good quality. For £1200 each it covered the return airfares...

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  • 35. Llandudno

    I confess that I am not a 'beach person', but if I had to nominate the best beach ever on which to sip sundowners, Llandudno would win hands down! Llandudno is just north of Hout Bay on the western...

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  • 36. Cape of Good Hope

    The Cape Peninsula is one of the highlights of every holiday in Cape Town. Despite its harsh reputation among early navigators as a "Cape of Storms", the Cape of Good Hope is also a place of...

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  • 37. SA Museum and Planetarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    The South African museum was founded in 1825, making it the oldest in South Africa and one of the oldest in sub Saharan Africa. Primarily a museum of natural history with an emphasis on biology and...

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  • 38. Clifton Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Clifton Beach is made up of 4 coves and the beaches are called 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. When the summer south-easter blows, the Clifton beaches are usually well sheltered from the wind. All of the...

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  • 39. South African Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I do enjoy visiting history museums when traveling abroad. You get a sense of where the culture comes from, how they have evolved as a country and appreciate the preservation of that history. The...

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  • 40. Ratanga Junction

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect too much if you are used to Disney World and the likes. Ratanga Junction is a relatively small theme park with fun rides and a jungle/old sivilization theme. Be aware that they are only...

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  • 41. Franschhoek Winery Region

    Franschhoek is a winery region about an hour drive from Cape Town. In addition to wineries and vineyards, the picturesque (picture lush greenery, blue skies and enormous mountains) region features...

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  • 42. Kommetjie

    Kommetjie (pronounced "Kom-e-key") is one very laid back place, and arguably the New Age capital of the Cape Peninsula. Kommetjie is located on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, just south of...

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  • 43. Fish Hoek Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Along the False Bay coast road from Simon`s Town lies the placid town of Fish Hoek. Most of the residents are retired but it still has a busy main street with market stalls competing with shoppers on...

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  • 44. Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you are visiting Cape Town, make sure you include a trip to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, not only for the spectacular view of nearby Table Mountain, but also because the garden is a...

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  • 45. Noordhoek Beach

    If the startlingly beautiful long sweep of Noordhoek Beach looks vaguely familiar, then chances are that you've seen the 70s movie "Ryan's Daughter" (in which Noordhoek masquerades as a suspiciously...

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  • 46. Cape Peninsula National Park

    There are many review of the Cape and the things there. I found it to be full of natural beauty. I regret that we had limited time at the Cape. It would have been nice to explore more of the trail...

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  • 47. West Coast Ostrich Farm

    West Coast Ostrich farm is situated only a 10 minute drive from blouberg beach. The beach is a must stop point for the views across the bay to table Mountain so a stop at the Ostrich farm is not out...

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  • 48. False Bay

    The drive between Hermanus and the Strand along the eastern section of False Bay is often overlooked, but makes for a glorious (longish) day trip, as well is being the beginning/end of the Garden...

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  • 49. Green Market Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    In the heart of Cape Town’s business district, you’ll find Greenmarket Square. The square has quite a reputation – it has been a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market and, during the 1950s, a...

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  • 50. Kalkbay

    Today the village has once again changed its character and although the harbour and fishing still operates at low key, the village has become the centre of antique, art and bric-a-brac shops with many...

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  • DanieP's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Ummmmm, please review the dates of the insert re Bartolomeu Dias. From the date of him rounding the Cape of Good Hope (1488) to his appointment by King John II in 1847 is a lapse of 359 years...

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      Jan 6, 2014 at 4:04 AM

      Welcome to VT. All VT content is written by individual locals and visitors. If you think there is an error in one of the pages or tips then it would be a good idea to send a message to the member who wrote it. Just click on their username and then on 'send message' under the smaller photo to the right of their profile page.

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